Storm, named ‘Ciara’
Part of: GS Prelims –Polity and GS-II- Constitution
- The storm, named ‘Ciara’ ,referred to as ‘Sabine’
- Hit in UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany.
- The storm has two names because there isn’t yet a pan-European system in place for labelling weather systems.
From Prelims Point of view:
How cyclones are named?
- The tradition started with hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, where tropical storms that reach sustained wind speeds of 39 miles per hour were given names.
- (Incidentally, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones are all the same, just different names for tropical storms in different parts of the world;
- Hurricane in the Atlantic, Typhoon in the Pacific and Cyclone in the Indian Ocean). If the storm’s wind speed reaches or crosses 74 mph, it is then classified into a hurricane/cyclone/typhoon.
- Tropical storms are given names and they retain the name if they develop into a cyclone/hurricane/typhoon.